"We are all prisoners, we are all prisoners of love, one's family, one's childhood, profession. Man's universe is the opposite of freedom, and the older we get, the more this becomes true. I am a desperate optimist. Optimist, because I live from day to day as if I am never going to die. Desperate because I don't have a very high opinion of the human being and of me in particular." ~ Francis Bacon
From my collection of mostly pessimistic quotes.
Some people have been telling me they enjoyed the selection of aphorisms on this blog, so I've decided to make them more prominent and paging-friendly.
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